Who we support
People with learning disabilities
We support people with a wide range of complex needs which could include: support with communication; support to develop personal care skills; support to develop social groups or friendship. Challenging behaviour can be a part of learning disabilities and we help people to manage behaviour that may have an impact on themselves and others.
Our skilled staff teams work under the direction of an experienced Registered Manager and together they work with our therapy teams to identify the range of an individual’s learning difficulties and therefore their support needs. Our teams design care plans and risk management plans to make a positive difference to each person’s life – as each person is different, all support plans are different. We also ensure that each person is aware of their support plans to the maximum of their ability, as well as sharing as appropriate this information with families, friends, advocates and other relevant professionals within each person’s life.
Our aim is for everyone to thrive and have opportunities to develop their skills, have fun and ultimately live richer, happier lives.
People with mental health needs
We are quick to identify cyclical patterns of behaviour throughout the year triggered by significant dates, events or seasons, and knowledge of an individual’s behavioural triggers on a day to day basis. Structured but flexible plans are required with good daily planning based on presenting needs and a staff team skilled enough to tailor the correct approaches based on the circumstances presented.
We believe working in this way produces very positive outcomes for people across our services. Another key component of our success is our expert therapeutic team that supports each person and their care and intervention plans. Our Positive Behaviour Specialist, in partnership with our Speech and Language and our Occupational Therapy Teams, ensure our highly qualified and professional approach is maintained in all circumstances.
We specialise in supporting people to build solid mental health foundations from which they can sustain steady improvement in their circumstances and move to living more independent lives.
People with autism and Asperger‘s
People with complex behaviours
We work in a very pro-active and detailed manner to understand the reasons driving an individual’s behaviours. By doing so we can appreciate each person’s needs and then work on methods to support them to use positive alternatives to enable a positive outcome.
It is important to also support people to discover and use methods to help cope when times are challenging for them. These coping strategies begin by helping the individual and staff identify the early signs associated with behaviours that are complex and challenging, then intervening with a supportive strategy. We work on ‘Positive Behaviour Plans’ using an ‘Applied Behaviour Analyses’ approach to design all interventions. All our staff under-take an on-going training program, ensuring their skills are developed as required.